Creating a Security Profile

  • Choose what Requirement Types are assigned to the profile.
  • Choose the Access level for each type, which determines whether group members can see or create requirements of this type.
  • Choose the Delete level for each type, which determines what requirements of a specific type group members can delete.
  • Choose which attributes to assign to each requirement type and set the Modification level for each attribute. The modification level determines when group members can modify the attributes.
Note: Assigning attributes to a requirement type within a security profile does not automatically assign the attribute to the requirement type.

To create a security profile:

  1. In the Caliber Administrator select File > Admin > Security Profiles from the menu. The Security Profiles dialog box is displayed.
  2. Click the New button. The Security Profile Editor is displayed.

    Enter a name and description for the profile.

  3. To assign the requirement types to this profile, select the boxes next to the requirement types.

    For the selected requirement type, choose the appropriate option button for the level of Access.

    There are three access levels:

    • None: The requirement type does not appear in the profile members’ lists.
    • View: Profile members can see a list of the requirements listed under the requirement type, and can see data associated with the requirement.
    • Create: Profile members are able to create requirements in this requirement type.
    Note: Requirement types that were assigned List access in previous versions of Caliberare now assigned None access after upgrading to version 6.0 or later.
  4. For the selected requirement type, choose the appropriate option button for the level of Delete access. There are three access levels:
    • None: Profile members cannot delete any requirements in this requirement type.
    • Owned: Profile members can delete only the requirements in this requirement type that they own.
    • Any: Profile members can delete any requirement in this type.
  5. Select the attributes you want to assign to the selected requirement type and click the Add Attributes button.
    Note: Adding attributes to a requirement type within a security profile does not automatically assign the attribute to the requirement type. The Add Attributes dialog box is displayed.

    From the dialog box, select one or more attributes from the list. This adds the attribute to the requirement type within this profile only. If you do not select an attribute for the requirement type, the default profile is used.

    Note: Use the Shift key to select a range of attributes, or the Ctrl key to select more than one attribute.
  6. Click OK to add the attributes.
    Note: To remove an attribute, select it in the list and click the Remove Attributes button.
  7. For each attribute, choose the appropriate Modification access option button. This option determines what attributes can be modified for a requirement of this type. There are three access levels:
    • None: No profile member can modify the attribute in this requirement type.
    • Owned: Profile members can only modify the attribute if they own the requirement of this type.
    • Any: Any profile member can modify the attribute in this requirement type.
  8. Click OK to save the security profile, or Cancel to exit without saving.